Brazil elects far-right president
Jair Bolsonaro, a brash farright congressman who has waxed nostalgic for Brazil’s old military dictatorship, won the presidency of Latin America’s largest nation Sunday as voters looked past warnings that he would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of turmoil.
The former army captain became the latest world leader to rise to power by mixing tough, often violent talk with hard-right positions. His victory reflected widespread anger at the political class after years of corruption.
Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who was stabbed in September, waves after voting last Sunday.